Publication Date: 21/09/2023 ISBN: 9781529152906 Category:

The Vaster Wilds

Lauren Groff

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 21/09/2023 ISBN: 9781529152906 Category:





A profound and explosive novel about a spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive

A servant girl escapes from a settlement. She carries nothing with her but her wits, a few possessions, and the spark of god that burns hot within her. What she finds is beyond the limits of her imagination and will bend her belief of everything that her own civilization has taught her.

The Vaster Wilds is a work of raw and prophetic power that tells the story of America in miniature, through one girl at a hinge point in history, to ask how -and if – we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves.

Praise for MATRIX:
‘Lush, gripping and ferocious’ MADELINE MILLER
‘Full of passion, wisdom and magic’ SARAH WATERS
‘Gorgeous, sensual, addictive’ SARA COLLINS
‘Brightly lit’ NAOMI ALDERMAN
‘A propulsive, captivating read’ BRIT BENNETT
‘Fascinating, beguiling, vivid’ MARIAN KEYES

Publisher Review

I could not stop reading. A haunting, thrilling, gripping and rich. An unputdownable adventure, a mystery and a strange beautiful redemption -- Naomi Alderman Groff is a mastermind, a masterpiece creator, an intoxicating magician. I wait with impatience for every book and I am always surprised and delighted. The Vaster Wilds feels like her bravest yet, hallucinatory, divine, beyond belief but also entirely human -- Daisy Johnson Lauren Groff is one of the finest novelists of our age. Her writing is searingly beautiful - delicate and powerful at the same time. The voice of the unnamed girl is haunting and the descriptions of the wild lands are deliciously poetic. The Vaster Wilds first grabs you tenderly and then refuses to let go. It's exquisite, heart-wrenching and utterly mesmerising -- Andrea Wulf A dazzlingly clever tale . . . gorgeously precise prose, always elegantly weighted and perfectly economical * The Times on MATRIX * Pitch-perfect * Telegraph on MATRIX *

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